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Thursday - March 17, 2011

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Grasses or Grass-like
Title: Possible to grow Inland Sea Oats in Oklahoma?
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Would it be possible to grow inland sea oats in Southeast Oklahoma? Is this within the range of this plant? I am asking on behalf of my cousin in OK.

ANSWER:

Yes, it should be possible. This USDA Plant Profile Map shows the counties in Oklahoma where it is known to grow, and probably it grows in the other counties, too. Remember that it is a shade or part shade grass, and follow this link Chasmanthium latifolium (Inland sea oats) to find out more about it.

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Chasmanthium latifolium


Chasmanthium latifolium


Chasmanthium latifolium


Chasmanthium latifolium

 

 

 

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